Monday, June 25, 2012

Soup Recipes

I love, love soups and these are two of my favorite recipes. :)

Minestrone Soup
Brown and drain 1 lb. Italian Sausage and 1 chopped onion.

Add to a large pot:
1 quart water (4 C.)
2 cloves of garlic
2 chopped carrots
2 stalks chopped celery
1 – 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 – 8 oz. can tomato sauce
2 – 10 oz. beef broth
½ tsp. sweet basil
1 tsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
½ tsp. sugar
1 can French cut green beans (drained)
1 can mushrooms with liquid
1 can kidney beans

-Mix all together in a big pot.
-Let simmer for a while.
-The longer it simmer the better it is.
-Just before you are ready to serve the soup add cooked macaroni.

Taco Soup
Brown together:
1 ½ lbs. hamburger
1 onion
1 clove garlic

Put in a large pot and add:
2 cans tomato soup
2 cans corn
3 cans beans (I prefer 2 black beans and 1 garbanzo)
1 C. salsa
1 quart water
1 can diced tomatoes
1-2 tsp. taco seasoning
1-2 tsp. chili powder

Simmer 45 minutes.  Or I like to put this in my crock pot on low for 4-6 hours.
Serve over corn chips or taco chips.  Add grated cheese and sour cream.

Both of these recipes make a lot and they freeze well.